Correlation between surgeon’s experience and pathological and oncological outcomes after transurethral resection of the bladder: results from a multicentric retrospective study

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A good-quality transurethral resection of the bladder (GQ-WLTURB) warrants the removal of all visible lesions, providing good quality detrusor muscle (DM) for analysis allowing an accurate staging. Evidence from the literature suggests that surgeon’s experience can influence the outcome of this procedure. The aim of our study was to investigate the correlation between the surgeon's experience and the pathological and oncological outcomes following the well-established good-quality markers for Turb


Data from 410 consecutive patients who underwent Turb before August 2016 at 4 high-volume North Italian institutions (two academical and two non) were retrospectively collected. Inclusion criteria were macroscopic bladder tumour present and any positive pathological report for bladder cancer. Surgeons were classified as junior (JS) (